; Wu, Ning] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
We study the evolution of nearest-neighbor entanglement in the one-dimensional Ising model with an external transverse field. The system is initialized as the so-called thermal ground state of the pure Ising model. We analyze properties of the generation of entanglement for different regions of external transverse fields. We find that the derivative of the time at which the entanglement reaches its first maximum with respect to the reciprocal transverse field has a minimum at the critical point. This is an indicator of quantum phase transition.